master
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (skilled person)
a. el maestro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la maestra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Fred Astaire was a master of dancing.Fred Astaire era un maestro del baile.
b. el experto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la experta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She is a master of accounting.Es una experta en contaduría.
2. (man in charge)
a. el dueño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a pet)
Spot's master walks him twice a day.El dueño de Spot lo saca a pasear dos veces al día.
b. el señor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a house)
The master of the house has five servants.El señor de la casa tiene cinco sirvientes.
c. el amo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a slave)
The master of the plantation owned over 100 slaves.El amo de la plantación tenía más de 100 esclavos.
d. el patrón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a worker)
Can you go with me this Saturday? - I'll have to ask my master for permission.¿Me puedes acompañar este sábado? - Tendré que pedirle permiso a mi patrón.
3. (nautical)
a. el capitán
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Atkinson was master of HMS Victory.Atkinson fue el capitán del buque real Victory.
b. el patrón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The ships's master ordered to rescue the refugees in the dinghy.El patrón del barco ordenó que se rescatara a los refugiados que iban en el bote.
4. (university degree)
a. la maestría
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Penelope has a Master of Science in Physics.Penélope tiene una maestría en Ciencias Físicas.
b. el máster
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Rafael has a Master of Arts in English Literature.Rafael tiene un máster en Literatura Inglesa.
5. (original)
a. el original
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Keep the master clean so you can always make legible copies.Mantén el original limpio para que siempre puedas sacar copias legibles.
6.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(instructor) (United Kingdom)
a. el maestro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(primary school)
Sam's maths master was using a new method to teach fractions.El maestro de matemáticas de Sam estaba usando un método nuevo para enseñar las fracciones.
b. el profesor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(secondary school)
My maths master really helped me to understand calculus.Mi profesor de matemáticas me ayudó mucho a entender el cálculo.
7.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(young boy)
a. el señorito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Can I go with you? - No, master Steven. You must stay at home.¿Te puedo acompañar? - No, señorito Steven. Debe quedarse en casa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to learn completely)
a. dominar
How long did it take you to master Spanish?¿Cuánto te llevó dominar el español?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (original)
a. original
The master copy of the contract should be signed by both parties.La copia original del contrato debe tener la firma de ambas partes.
10. (main)
a. maestro
This is the master switch of the whole circuit.Este es el interruptor maestro de todo el circuito.
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master
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of servants)
a. el señor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of ship)
a. el patrón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
the master of the houseel señor de la casa
to be one's own masterser dueño(a) de sí mismo(a)
to be master of the situationser dueño(a) de la situación
master of ceremoniesmaestro de ceremonias
master bedroomdormitorio or
master copyoriginal m
3. (computers)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
master filearchivo maestro
master keyllave maestra
master planplan maestro
master raceraza superior
4. (skilled person)
a. el maestro(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la maestro(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (university)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Master of Arts/Sciencemáster m en humanidades/ciencias
master carpenter/buildermaestro carpintero/albañil
6. (music)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
master classclase magistral
master's (degree)máster m
she has a master's (degree) in economicstiene un máster en o de Economía
7. (instructor)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
fencing/dancing mastermaestro de esgrima/de danza
French/Geography masterprofesor de francés/geografía
8. (old-fashioned)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(young boy)
Master David Thomasseñorito David Thomas
9. (art)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
an old masterun clásico de la pintura antigua
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (one's emotions, foreign language, violin)
a. dominar
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master [ˈmɑːstəʳ]
noun
1 [of the house] señor (m); amo (m); [of dog, servant] amo (m); (in address) señor (m)
the master is not at home el señor no está; the young master el señorito
the master of the house
to be master in one's own house mandar en su propia casa; to be one's own master ser dueño de sí mismo; I am (the) master now ahora mando yo; to be master of the situation dominar la situación; to be master of one's fate decidir su propio destino
to meet one's master ser derrotado por fin; tener que sucumbir por fin
to serve two masters servir a Dios y al diablo
no man can serve two masters One lawyer cannot serve two masters, and civilised societies the world over believe that there must be separate defence and prosecution counsels
2 (Náut) [of ship] capitán (m)
3 (musician, painter etc) maestro (m)
4 (expert) expertoaexperta (m) (f);a experta
he is a master at (the art of) making money es un experto en el arte de hacer dinero
to be a past master at politics
5 (teacher) (primary) maestro (m); (secondary) profesor (m)
the music master el profesor de música
6 (Univ)
Master of Arts/Science (qualification) master (m) en letras/ciencias; (person) persona que posee un master en letras/ciencias; she's working for her Master's (degree) está estudiando para sacarse el máster
note See culture box in entry degree.
transitive verb
[+subject, situation, technique] dominar
When you have mastered the technique, try it out at work At school I could never master foreign languages if that happened, we would not be able to master the situation
to master the violin llegar a dominar el violín
modifier
master baker (n) maestro (m) panadero
master bedroom (n) dormitorio (m) principal
master builder (n) maestro (m) de obras
master card (n) carta (f) maestra
master class (n) clase (f) magistral
master copy (n) original (m)
master disk (n) disco (m) maestro
master file (n) fichero (m) maestro
master key (n) llave (f) maestra
master mariner (n) capitán (m)
master mason (n) albañil (m) maestroamaestra;a maestra
master of ceremonies (n) maestro (m) de ceremonias; [of show] presentador (m); animador (m)
master of foxhounds (n) cazador (m) mayor
Master of the Rolls (n) (Britain) juez (m) del tribunal de apelación
master plan (n) plan (m) maestro; plan (m) rector
master sergeant (n) (US) sargento (m) mayor
master spy (n) jefe (m) de espías; controladoracontroladora (m) (f) de espías;a controladora
master switch (n) interruptor (m) general
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máster
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (education)
a. Master's degree
Creo que soy el candidato perfecto para el puesto porque tengo un máster en Administración de Empresas.I think I'm the perfect candidate for the position because I hold a Master's degree in Business Management.
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máster
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. Master's (degree)
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Phrases with "master"
Here are the most popular phrases with "master." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
master bedroom
el dormitorio principal
master's degree
la maestría
master bathroom
el baño principal
my master
mi señor
master chef
el maestro de la cocina
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